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Wed
23
Dec

Giving Knowledge

Members from the Fairbury Optimist Club passed out dictionaries for third-grade students at Jefferson Intermediate on Thursday. The club purchased dictionaries for all third graders in Jefferson County and will be distributed to each school by club members. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Wed
23
Dec

Richard Menke

The family of Richard Menke would like to honor him with a card shower for his 90th birthday which is Jan. 6, 2016. His family is his daughter, Marlys Hanson and husband Mike, granddaughter Megan Rosener and husband Joey and grandson Marc Hanson and wife Michelle. He has three great-grandchildren -Marley and Rory Rosener and McKinley Hanson. 
They are also planning an Open House on Jan. 3, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in Fairbury from 2-4 PM. Cards may be sent to 1324 H Street, Fairbury, NE 68352.
Wed
23
Dec

Nancy Bettin

Nancy Bettin is retiring Jan. 8, 2016 after more than 42 years of service to the State of Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services “Helping People Live Better Lives”.
Cards can be mailed to DHHS, 411 Fourth Street, Fairbury, NE 68352.
    
Wed
23
Dec

Glynda Buehler

The family of Glynda Buehler would like to help her celebrate her 70th birthday on Dec. 29 with an open house at the Burkley Center in Fairbury from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27.
Please send cards to Glynda Buehler, PO Box 217, Fairbury, NE 68352.
Tue
22
Dec

Horticulture Happenings

Winter tends to be less eventful than much of the rest of the year. The weather is too cold to go outside and do much gardening and we tend to have to stay inside and find other ways to occupy our time. However, this is a great time of the year to get some education, such as attending the Extension Master Gardener Program.

Mon
21
Dec

Paul Davidson

 
Paul O. Davidson, 94 of Fairbury, NE, passed away Dec. 17, 2015 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.  He was born Sept. 13, 1921 at Republic County, KS. 
 Survivors are daughters Shari and husband Dennis Schwisow of Western, Neb., and Rhonda Henning and life partner/spouse Dawn Wiedel of Lincoln, Neb., six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. 
 Services will be Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, NE with Lana Likens officiating. The family will greet friends at the Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 from 6 – 8 p.m.  Memorials will go to the Family’s Choice. Burial will be in the Alexandria Cemetery.  www.gerdesmeyerfh.com
Wed
16
Dec

Defiant Few Group Donates Toys


Some members of the Defiant Few Motorcycle Club collected toys in the parking lot of Ray’s Apple Market on Dec. 12. The toys will be donated to area youth. Members of the Defiant Few pictured are, (l-r) Bill Jaeger, Ed Thompson, Doc Matthews and Brandon Anthony. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Wed
16
Dec

A Brass Christmas


Members of Nebraska Brass play holiday favorites at the United Methodist Church of Fairbury on Dec. 13. An appreciative crowd came out to hear the sounds of a multitude of brass instruments played by experts from across the state. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Wed
16
Dec

Sheriff’s Office Receives Two Mobile Radar Units

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is being awarded a highway safety grant to assist in obtaining two mobile radar units.
According to the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety Administrator, Fred Zwonechek, “The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded the funding to help prevent traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities at various locations throughout the area.”
The mobile radar speed detection equipment provides the agency with a state-of-the-art system that will enhance speed control efforts.
The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety has awarded $1,800 to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office toward the purchase of the new units.
Wed
16
Dec

A Love Of Reading Shared

Cyndi Shinn’s third graders used money raised through FBLA’s American Enterprise project to spend time with the residents at Heritage Care Center.  Viola Scheer listens closely as Emily Urich reads to her. (Photos by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

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